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This year’s hunting season had more than a few unexpected variables, but among the most unusual was the weather conditions of the rifle season opener. Temperatures hovered in the 60s and 70s during the weekend of Nov. 7-9. Combined with high winds, hunters did not see many deer during openin…

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A fiddler with White Bear roots put on a bow-shredding performance in a tribute to Charlie Daniels live at the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. His aggressive playing was a nod to the legendary fiddler, said Dan Hochhalter, a White Bear grad who started playing violin at age 3.  

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As the holidays approach each year, many people turn to volunteering as a means of sharing the spirit of the season. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancellation of many annual outreach efforts, the need is still there, perhaps even more so than before.

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The announcement that Centennial students in grades K-12 will shift from the hybrid learning model to distance learning resulted, unsurprisingly, in conflicting emotions within the community.  

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Hundreds of yoga studios and fitness centers across the country will hold trauma-informed classes for survivors and their supporters on Shine Your Light Yoga Day 2020 on Dec. 12, including YogaHotDish of North Oaks and Arden Hills.

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The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Superintendent Wayne Kazmierczak, PhD, 2021 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year.

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Rather than give up on another season, Lakeshore Players Theatre is going 100% virtual. They’re calling it Season 67 3/4. 

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Two area college students decided a “less touristy” study abroad experience in a remote village in India would be more meaningful to them than going to France, Spain, New Zealand or the United Kingdom. 

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One of Minnesota’s oldest WWII veterans still plays bridge, still does laundry and still participates in the family book club. She may not entertain like she used to, but Rose Bayuk still enjoys a good party. 

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Gary Norman’s birthday is on Veteran’s Day. The former U.S. Navy pilot turns 80 on Nov. 11, the date also an annual reminder of his service to country. 

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — High school students will shift to full distance learning Nov. 17. Currently, they spend two days each week in the school building and three days learning from home.

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The public health emergency across the nation has hit businesses hard, especially restaurants.

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Carry-out delivered weekly to seniors and families in need is not only helping participating restaurants but filling a gap for a White Bear Lake nonprofit transporting the food. 

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Tiffany Goodchild had the perfect pregnancy, but after she arrived at the hospital things quickly spun out of control. 

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The human fascination with stories of the strange and unexplained transcends time and place. Every community has its share of skeletons in the closet. Whether you’re a skeptic or a true believer, it’s fun to share in the stories and legends built over generations that feature the places clos…

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WHITE BEAR LAKE — Early ice this year? At least one lake expert thinks so. "Maybe by Thanksgiving," predicted Mike Parenteau, White Bear Lake Conservation District board member and lifelong resident.

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Although it’s important to have open conversation about our struggles, no one wants to be defined by their darkest days.

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When a castle in Ireland seemed too fanciful and the perfect barn too uncommon, a Minnetonka couple found the perfect compromise for their new home: an old church turned theater turned vacant.

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A team of three occupational therapists at Golden Lake Elementary School put their heads together and found a creative solution to keep students moving during a school year where students are largely confined to their classrooms. 

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Scott Wahoski has been growing pumpkins for three decades and counting. What originally started out as a traditional-size pumpkin has now grown into 140 pounds. 

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Each year, National Newspaper Week celebrates the service of newspapers and their employees across North America. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the annual week-long observance, which started Sunday, Oct. 4 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 10. 

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Many businesses were affected by COVID-19 and the shutdown that ensued. Some are still feeling the weight of the changes that had to take place to open back up again.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month, when people around the world unite to spread the powerful message, “bullying should never be a part of childhood” and promote “kindness, acceptance and inclusion.” 

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With the Minnesota hunting season underway, it is important for waterfowl hunters to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Invasive species such as purple loosestrife, zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and faucet snails can be transported in waterfowl hunters' boats, decoys…

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Most people value a little privacy at the start of a new relationship, but for Mahtomedi grad Rachel Lundell, it wasn’t such a big deal to air it all on national TV.